Ma Te Sai

Ma Te Sai, Luang Prabang: Hours, Address, Ma Te Sai Reviews: 4.5/5

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Ma Te Sai means "where is it from?" In Lao. We choose and design beautiful gifts and household items that are hand made by people, from villages around Laos.
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runningnose
singapore126 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Found this place and went crazy- the textile products here are lovely. Got some pillow cases and a scarf. Highly recommended. Staff speak English and are sweet.
Written 18 February 2020
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Jennifer V
Norwell, MA4 contributions
Jan. 2020
Ma Te Sai (From the village for the village) says it all! Carefully designed and curated collection of products that represent the diversity of artisans and ethnic groups of Laos. Cozy and welcoming atmosphere with a small cafe to relax. Wonderful owner and staff showcase a great variety of products. Amazing naturally dyed, handwoven and ikat fabrics used in clothing, accessories, and products for the home, plus jewelry, pottery and more. It is definitely worth a visit while in Luang Prabang!!
Written 4 February 2020
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SStuart14
Brisbane6 contributions
Nov. 2019
A wonderful shop that supports the community and produces some amazing woven products, everything has a story behind it. The staff are wonderful and really helpful.
Written 23 November 2019
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traceyselli
Minnesota City, MN8 contributions
Oct. 2019
Discovered while cycling by. Historic restored buildings. Photographic exhibit. Cafe Nice clean bathroom!
Written 8 November 2019
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KirkbyBlue
Bangkok, Thailand248 contributions
Sep. 2019
There is a wide range of products here, ranging from fabrics and clothing to handmade jewelry. Of special note are the lovely earrings and necklaces made from scraps of shrapnel from ordinance devices discovered nearby.
Prices are very reasonable and the quality is excellent.
Written 30 September 2019
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Tea for Two
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates959 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Family
The handmade products in this store are of very high quality. The textiles are gorgeous! I bought a really nice scarf here, as well as some very interesting jewelry. There are many nice stores in town, but this had things I didn't see elsewhere. Highly recommended.
Written 24 April 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Here you cannot only buy silk and cotton locally produced textiles, but also coffee, jam, bamboo straws and hats.
Nice to browse.
Written 14 December 2018
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Anne M
Mackay, Australia21 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Friends
Our group visited Ma Te Sam and enjoyed an embroidery class in traditional Hmong embroidery. This shop is run by a wonderful Australian woman, Emi Weir and is very fair trade. Emi travels regularly to northern tribal groups to obtain her stock, so it is very authentic and each tribe produces different things. She supports a number of Lao businesses and is very knowledgeable about local products and customs.
Written 14 November 2018
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia644 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
If you are looking for soveniers from Lao - this is the place to go. Most other stall in the markets are selling you products that come from China or vietnam. At least this shop is supporting a local industry and the prices are reasonable.
Written 11 March 2018
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lemacfamily1
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Dec. 2017 • Family
Although it is a couple of months since our trip, booked through the beautiful staff at Ma Te Sai we have had time to reflect on what was a wonderful family experience. From the initial enquiry, as to what would work best for us with a 16yr old boy and 18 yr old girl the staff, particularly Emi gave us options with various pricing to choose from. We had several email conversations that gave me peace of mind and we realised that this would be a different experience to the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Luang Prabang is one of the most peaceful places I have travelled to in SE Asia and will definitely return. The boat trip, roads, accommodation and township we visited on the way to Nongkhiaw had a very authentic asian feel. This for some may not offer all the ‘bells and whistles’ but its unique. The locals have big smiles and are very welcoming for what is a very simple life in almost third world living conditions. We really liked the way Emi and her team work with the locals in Nongkhiaw to organise our walking tour to the water falls and a very relaxing canoeing trip. We had to work a bit harder as the tide had turned but nature waits for no one! The experiences we had will live on till our next trip.
Michael
Written 21 February 2018
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